The legislature still doesn't know
squat about what to do about education. As long as legislators and business
people only are the ones deciding on what to do about public education, the
system will continue to fail.
School-Based Management (SBM) is
needed to ensure that each school in each district is providing a quality
education for the children in that district. A SBM Team at each school should
be comprised of no more than 12 members: teachers, parents, business people,
students, counselors, psychologist, principal should be at the table agreeing
what is in the best interests of their community school. And each school in
each district should do this. Then get rid of rigid, insignificant and archaic
A State Board of Education (SBOE)
sitting off in some ivory tower that determines education for the entire state
will continue to fail education.
Legislators simply do NOT get it.
They should NOT be the ones to determine educational outcomes and programs.
Individual communities are the solution.
Stern, former Teacher, Middle School Principal, University Professor,
Director of School Business Collaboratives and Director of Information Services
for government and private business, Disabled Vietnam